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The Judgement of Amsterdam Chardonnay Tasting

10:00 Until 15:00 Time

A top-quality Chardonnay tasting combined with a Food & wine pairing lunch (*Michelin) in The Grand Sofitel in Amsterdam.

Address: The Grand Sofitel Amsterdam, Oudezijds Voorburgwal
Organiser: Job de Swart & Anja Vondenhoff
Price: 75 euro for Weinakademiker
Price for members: 75
Email: anja.vondenhoff@gmail.com

Dear Weinakademiker,

On Monday the 17th of September Les Généreux and a team of Weinakademiker will organize a beautiful event in The Grand Sofitel in Amsterdam. During the tasting titled: The Judgement of Amsterdam we will be tasting 12 top quality chardonnay wines.

Why chardonnay? No other white grape is capable of producing world-class wines in so many different areas. The diversity of styles - to a large extent influenced by man- is also unprecedented and is constantly evolving. To what extent does Burgundy differ from top level chardonnay in New Zealand, California or South Africa nowadays?

We are going to enjoy 12 impressive dry white wines. The selection varies from subdued and highly refined to extravert and impressive, but all of a Burgundian Premier Cru level or higher. In addition to a number of top performers from the Les Généreux portfolio, we are also going 'to cheat' on their range with some other legends from both the new and old world. This puts the tasting in an even broader perspective. Since one becomes hungry after such a spectacle, we will continue with a wonderful lunch at Restaurant Bridges (1 star Michelin).

Richard Kershaw MW from Kershaw Wines, Elgin South-Africa will fly to the Netherlands especially for this tasting. One or two of his wines will be in the line-up. His vision on the production of chardonnay will definitely be reviewed. In addition, oenologist Gerhard Horstink will also provide the wines with context. In short, all the ingredients are present for a very special event.

The (preliminary) programme is as follows:

10.00 h : reception
10.30 h : start of The Judgment of Amsterdam tasting
12.45 h : intermezzo
13.00 h : start of our 3-course lunch in Restaurant Bridges*
15.00 h : departure

The costs for the tasting and lunch are € 75 for Weinakademiker. We look forward to receiving the applications immediately. The registration will be confirmed by your payment which will be charged shortly upon registration.